Video: The Park X Darondo Present: Happy Mayfield "Jesse James"

If that song qualifies as a "blaxploitation-nod" just for its bassline, this video is beyond headbutt. Bay Area rhythm section The Park hooks up with soul legend Darondo and roots hotshot Lee Bob Watson to form Happy Mayfield --indebted not only in name to that classic 70s sound. The group will be releasing a 7" entitled Silvercloud Time Machine Project. And yes, the Jesse in this video for "Jesse James" is Jesse Boykins III. The Mara is Mara Hruby.